Feb 12, 2013 6:00am PST
in the death of hadiya pendleton. the police saying confusion and chaos led to the shooting. >> michael ward has confessed and indicated that hadiya was not the intended target. in fact, the offenders had it all wrong. >> reporter: we're on the ground in chicago this morning. >>> also, gun lover, loud mouth rocker and now state of the union attendee. >> barack obama becomes the president in november again, i will either be dead or in jail by this time next year. >> reporter: remember that? nra board member ted nugent tonight sitting just feet away from victims of gun violence. >> these are all legal guns and i'm going to see they remain legal because they're all good. >>> and the cruise from hell. >> it's a big mess. there's no power, there's no toilets, there's no food. it's like a bunch of savages. >> reporter: a carnival cruise anything but for thousands of people stranded in the middle of the gulf of mexico this morning. "newsroom" starts now. good morning, thank you so much for being with me. i'm carol costello. it felt like an earthquake but this morning the truth is even more jolting.
Feb 11, 2013 5:00pm PST
in the death of hadiya pendleton. >> do we know what kind of evidence police allegedly have against these two in. >> they don't have the murder weapon, which, of course, is a problem at trial, potentially, but they do apparently have witnesses. those witnesses, they had to go out and get. earlier today, one of the issues with filing charges in the case, according to superintendent gary mccarthy, was to kwinlsz the witnesses to come forward and go through with this, go to trial, get on the witness stand. it's a huge problem with the chicago violence issue. nobody wants to come forward because they fear for their life. chicago police say they have been able to get these witnesses to agree to go to trial and tell them what they know. and that is why they have been able to file charges tonight. >> you know, we have reported a lot on this whole sort of stop snitching movement and we have seen this around the country, but what a huge problem it is for police forces, and certainly in chicago we have reported on that a lot. when you say they went out and found these witnesses, do we know any more det
Feb 13, 2013 4:00pm PST
, hadiya pendleton, killed just a week after attending the president's inauguration. >> hadiya's parents, nate and cleo are in this chamber tonight. their lives have been torn apart by gun violence. they deserve a vote. >> they deserve a vote. grks abby giffords deserve a vote. the families of newtown deserve a vote the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence, they deserve a simple vote. >> hadiya, newtown, on and on and on. we can not just keep listing tragedies. we must stop and do something about them. we must have change in guns in this country. the list is already too long. thanks for watching. i'm al sharpton. "hardball" starts right now. >>> obama and his enemies. let's play "hardball." ♪ >>> good evening. let me start with this tonight. elections matter. we got "w" and the iraq war. without the first we wouldn't have gotten the second. last year we re-elected obama and got a progressive state of the union. elections matter. listen to this, he pressed to rebuild america starting with our bridges out there. a
Feb 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >> reporter: pendleton, a majorette -- >> i'm hadiya -- >> reporter: performed in events surrounding the president's inauguration, and was shot to death just a few days later. and while there were remembrances today. >> on that day, the last thing i saw before they put her in the ambulance was her smiling, and from heaven above, i know that each day she's smiling down on all of us. >> reporter: there were also demands for action. >> we can put a man on the moon but we can't come together to figure this situation out. >> reporter: the funeral comes on the eve of the president's state of the union address. when he plans to reiterate his push for stiffer gun laws, which includes universal background checks, a ban on assault weapons, and limits on high-capacity magazines. but this week, mr. obama acknowledged the political reality. >> there are regional differences here. and we should respect those. >> reporter: political analysts say the measures will be hard to get through congress. >> and that's just not because of republican opposition to it. there are many democrats up in swing stat